Jim Caldwell isn’t making any secret that he’d love to coach the Lions.
Caldwell, who interviewed in Detroit on Friday, said after the interview that he thinks the Lions’ vacancy is better than the typical coaching vacancy because there’s a strong nucleus of talented players who can build a good team, including quarterback Matthew Stafford, receiver Calvin Johnson and defensive linemen Ndamukong Suh, Nick Fairley and Ziggy Ansah.
“This is an unusual situation because of the fact that you don’t typically walk into a place that has a talented quarterback, one of the best receivers in all the game and just a fine nucleus,” he said, via the team’s website. “Then a defense that has an extremely talented front four. I saw them up close and personal [When the Ravens beat the Lions in Week 15].”
Caldwell took the Colts to the Super Bowl in his first season as their coach, but Caldwell inherited a very good Colts team. The question for the Lions is whether Caldwell can take an underachieving team and turn it into a Super Bowl team.